Earlier this week we got to see Kate Middleton, the very pregs Duchess of Cambridge, at her final solo public appearance before she gives birth next month. Today, Kate joined members of the British royal family at her final group public appearance before giving birth. Today is Queen Elizabeth, II‘s official birthday and so, in celebration, the entire royal family came out to honor the queen at the annual Trooping The Colour parade in London. Click below to get your last last look at Kate and her bump before she goes into hiding in order to give birth.
The Duchess of Cambridge was pretty in pink as she helped fete Queen Elizabeth at her birthday parade in London Saturday. The expectant royal rode an open-topped carriage and later joined three generations of the royal family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace. On Kate’s last official engagement before she heads off to prepare for life as a mother, she paired a pale pink coat from Alexander McQueen with an older, favorite headpiece – a Jane Corbett hat trimmed with lace that she had worn at a palace garden party last year. Kate smiled and waved at the crowds as the carriage she shared with brother-in-law Prince Harry took them along the Mall to Horseguards Parade where the marching and drills took place. As enthusiastic crowds along the route cheered her, Kate, 31, was seen chatting with Harry, 28, in the open-topped carriage. Her husband William donned his ceremonial Colonel of the Irish Guards uniform as he rode alongside his father Prince Charles just behind the Queen, who was in the Glass Coach alongside her cousin, the Duke of Kent … After the parades, Kate joined most of the rest of the family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace (pointing out something to Princess Beatrice as the mounted bands ended their parade) and later stepped out again with the Queen and husband William to watch the fly-past by around 30 aircraft from the Royal Air Force. Flanked by William and Harry, she turned to her husband as some Tornados flew over. The spectacular aerobatics team of the Red Arrows ended the show. Watched by tens of thousands of people in the Mall below, the family headed back inside – and for Kate it was a farewell to the public before she becomes a royal mum.
Now that Kanye West‘s baby has been born there is no longer any fear that Kate might give birth to her baby on the same day. As I understand it, Kate shared her due date (or at least the approximate due date) with Kanye‘s baby mama but that is no longer an issue. Kate can now go into hiding and rest up before she brings forth the royal fruit of her loins. I hope we won’t have to wait too long before the royal baby is born. I’m hoping SHE will make her worldwide debut sooner rather than later.